One who does not behave like others.
(slang) A kook.
Other Word Forms of Eccentric
Origin of Eccentric
Middle English eccentrik planetary orbit of which the earth is not at the center from Medieval Latin eccentricus not having the same center from Greek ekkentros ek- out of ecto– kentron center (from kentein to prick kent- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French excentrique, from Medieval Latin excentricus, from Ancient Greek ἔκκεντρος (ekkentros, “not having the earth as the center of an orbit”), from ἐκ (ek, “out”) + κέντρον (kentron, “point”)
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